Ephesians 2:17

“And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And came, and preached peace to you, which were afarre off, and to them that were nigh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he came preaching peace to you who were far off, and to those who were near;
- Basic English Bible

and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who [were] afar off, and [the glad tidings of] peace to those [who were] nigh.
- Darby Bible

And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
- Webster's Bible

So He came and proclaimed good news of peace to you who were so far away, and peace to those who were near;
- Weymouth Bible

He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.
- World English Bible

And he comynge prechide pees to you that weren fer, and pees to hem that weren niy;
- Wycliffe Bible

and having come, he did proclaim good news -- peace to you -- the far-off and the nigh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:17


2:17 And he came - After his resurrection. And preached peace - By his ministers and his Spirit. To you - Gentiles. That were afar off - At the utmost distance from God. And to them that were nigh - To the Jews, who were comparatively nigh, being his visible church.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:17


Eph 2:17 Preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. The Gentiles were "afar off"; the Jews, "nigh". To both Christ preached with each other and with God.

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